Re: CD ROM drive????

Andrew James Alan Welty (
Wed, 30 Apr 1997 16:13:43 -0700

> There is certainly more than one advantage to CDR over DAT (or 8mm,
> whatever) tape:

> 1) CDRs are cheaper

Not once you take into account DAT's larger capacity.

> 2) CD-ROM drives are cheaper
> 3) CD-ROM drives are everywhere; just about everybody has one
> 4) CD-ROMs offer random access which results in *much* faster
> access to specific data
> 5) CD-ROMs are more permanent: both in linear time (as mentioned
> above) but also, for all intents and purposes, completely
> immune to degradation due to use, unlike tapes. Also more
> hardier in harse environments.

For the purpose of storing the Deschall logs none of those apply.